MLB: WHAT A UNION!
So Barry Bonds has tested positive for amphetimines. Yawn. But here’s the real story:
“Last night was the first time we heard of this recent accusation against Barry Bonds,” the Giants said in the statement. “Under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association, clubs are not notified after a player receives a first positive test for amphetamines.”
I think that’s rich. I want to be a member in that union. You can break the rules, break the law and your employer is not informed–until you do it again. Imagine if we had rules like that at our jobs–or better yet at home with the wife and family!
So now Bonds has been busted for uppers–I assume–and then there’s that small matter of roids and then perjuring himself to a grand jury.
Kicked out of the game? Suspended? Nope. A sparkly new contract worth $16 million. Unreal. Also unreal are the words of Omar Vizquel:
“There are so many substances out there right now you don’t know what you should take or what you should not. Right now, I’m afraid to take vitamins for the same reason. You don’t know what’s going to be positive or what’s going to be negative.”
Omar, I would guess that illegal drugs don’t make the cut on that list. Feel free to go ahead and read up on the matter.
The bottom line is that MLB and the players union simply ignore every problem until they’re called on it. And then they just scratch the public’s itchy ears. Meanwhile, get yourself ready for the big celebration when Barry takes the “Trot of Shame” after he hits 756! Yay!